We are almost a month into 2021 and this year has already been a doozy! Every January we take time to evaluate our sales from the previous year, what works and what doesn’t, clean and organize our space, and set goals for the coming year. Despite the mega hardships of 2020 we had a lot of good come out of it and it taught us a lot. We are tough and we are creative. My team is strong and we can overcome obstacles. Learning and listening helps you grow and become better and that’s what we’re doing. If you listen hard enough you will find out things that you were missing all along…
We have big plans for changes in our Canon location. You would be so surprised at the success in this tiny town. It hasn’t been easy and taken time, but we have made it work and are consistently pulling in traffic from all over the country! We have new fire pits outside and continue to keep safe practices regarding Covid-19. The fire pits add an element we were missing and warm you up on the cold winter months. It’s the perfect place to be on a sunny Saturday afternoon sipping our delicious meads. We now have 11 meads in the bottle, from dry to sweet! It’s definitely something to buzz about.
We have plans to expand our space with new bathrooms and do some landscaping and parking lot renovations. These are our goals to improve offerings for you. It’s small steps. These small steps make a big difference in the long run. We never want to be stagnant; we want to keep growing to better serve you.
We are now offering new nibbles! We have taken over our snack offerings and catering them to what you guys want. We still have cheese, cured meats, pickled veggies, mini jams, mustard’s and NEW crackers, but this year we are curating them with a chef and Sommelier. We want affordable options that you can enjoy, but offer an element of sophistication. We have NEW menu items rolling out weekly, along with drink specials. We are keeping this fun, easy and delicious! We have a lot up our sleeves, so stay tuned for more information!
As many of you know, we finally nailed our distributing deal in 2020. Covid put this on hold for over 6 months and our purchase order just sat on hold in our meadery. Talk about stress! With over 110 cases promised of mead we were unsure of when they would pull the trigger. Finally, in mid-October they did and haven’t looked back. In fact, they are already placing another two-pallet order and we couldn’t be prouder. You can now find our meads all over Georgia and in the prestigious Savannah Bee Company.
When we started our business we always admired Savannah Bee. I knew when “we made it” our meads would be apart of their success. The only problem is, how do you get the chance to present your product? Well, we built a brand, added a meadery, tweaked our process, and then set up a tasting with the Mead Magistrate himself, Kenneth Jenkinson from Savannah Bee.
When it comes to mead, Kenneth knows more than anyone I’ve ever met. I don’t normally get nervous, but walking into this tasting I was so nervous. I knew we had a delicious product, but this is what we worked the past seven years to accomplish. This is what we dreamed about. Thankfully it all worked out and he loved our taste and packaging. You can now visit Savannah Bee Company in Georgia and find our meads on their shelves and tasting menu! What an honor!
Distributing our meads is going great and we are already on track to expand to South Carolina. Watch out S.C. we are coming for you!
2020 was tough but it made us stronger. We are fighters and can over come anything thrown in our way. This business isn’t a hobby. It’s our livelihood. We will fight until we meet every goal we put in our business plan in 2013.
Sometimes I over think things and question things that didn’t work out. I am passionate because I have worked so hard and given up so much. I know that everything happens for a reason and I have to trust the process. I have to be a strong woman to be a good example for my children! Entrepreneurship is in my blood and I am ready to grow this business into places only in my dreams.
A BIG thank you for your support and love. Without you, our dreams wouldn’t be a reality. YOU are the reason we keep going. 2021 is our year! Let’s all have a positive mindset and make this year the best one yet!